1. ypvs's Avatar
    Got a 16gb PB with a broken USB port. I was going to put in complete replacement MB from Ebay when I read about 'upgrading'. Do I only need to swap the motherboard to get a 32Mb model or are there more bitsto make it work? Anyone done this?

    Thanks in advance

    Blackberry Playbook System Board 32GB | eBay

    Blackberry Playbook System Board 16GB | eBay
    11-29-13 01:54 PM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    Change the motherboard and you get a whole new PlayBook. New PIN, new everything. I suggest you ring BlackBerry and see what they say about fixint it.

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    12-01-13 11:44 AM
  3. ypvs's Avatar
    Motherboard swap seems to have gone smoothly. Looks like the PB was security wiped before being dismantled so no more difficult than buying a used one. Only problem was getting the tiny screws back in with my old eyes, escpecially the one by the magnetic connector
    12-03-13 08:24 AM
  4. John Hernandez4's Avatar
    If I have to replace anything in a playbook. I rather just buy another one. You can buy a 32GB for less than $80 bucks
    12-03-13 11:46 AM
  5. Dominic Hagan's Avatar
    well done and it's nice to see someone having a go themselves for a change, the problem with techy types is they usually aren't that practical so chuck it in a drawer, go buy another then complian about the amount of broken tech around the house.
    12-04-13 03:42 PM
  6. ypvs's Avatar
    For the sum of the parts then IMHO it just sneaks in under the wire for economically viable. Factor in an hour of my time then I guess not but, hey, I enjoyed doing it. Case and screen were immaculate and a strong battery so it seemed a shame to bin it. Think I'll stick to fiddling with PCs as its a lot easier to see what I'm doing
    12-05-13 07:16 AM

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